5 Signs You May Be Having a Girl

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After getting pregnant many women will start asking themselves if they are having a girl or a boy. If you like to preplan, knowing the gender of your upcoming baby can be very important to you. If you have a certain nursery idea finding out the gender can allow you to start working on decorating. Due to this curiosity and desire to know, many people pay attention to their symptoms to get clues as to what they may be having. Many people will swear by deciding based on these symptoms and others will say to take it with a grain of salt. In this post we will explain the top 5 pregnancy symptoms that could indicate you are carrying a baby girl.

Morning Sickness

No one enjoys being sick and for pregnant women morning sickness is one of the most commonly talked about and feared pregnancy symptoms. Some women are lucky enough where they don’t experience much morning sickness during their pregnancy. If you however are one of the unfortunate women who suffers with morning sickness, then you may discover that you are having a girl.

Food Cravings

Food cravings are another big aspect of pregnancy. Many people discover aversions to foods that they usually love, and others start wanting food they have never had before. If you suddenly find yourself with a sweet tooth and crave chocolate, ice cream and other sugary treats, then you may have a baby girl on the way.

How you are carrying

The position and the way you are carrying has also been said to be an indicator of the gender of the baby. If you are carrying high or the baby’s weight is centered in the middle of your belly, then chances are it’s a girl.

Fetal Heartrate

By week 10 of your pregnancy you may be able to hear your baby’s heartbeat for this first time. A normal fetal heart rate at this period can range anywhere from 120 to 160 beats per minute. If you have a fetal heartbeat in the range of 140 to 160 beats per minute, then you could be having a girl.

Oily Skin

During pregnancy your hormones will be causing many changes to your This can wreak havoc on your skin. If you notice your skin becoming oily and are breaking out more often than normal, this could be due to being pregnant with a baby girl.

Some of these symptoms may turn out to be accurate for you, or you may notice that none of them apply. So, even though it may be useful to try and guess the gender of your baby, the only real way to be sure is to schedule an appointment with your OB and have an ultrasound.